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Letter from Orlando L. Poole in Boston, Texas, to Mrs. Nancy Parting in Holly Retreat, Mississippi
(Rice University, 1854)
In this letter of 1854 to a sister-in-law, Mrs. Nancy Parting in Holly Retreat, Mississippi, Orlando Poole reports that he was then clerk of the district court of the county and a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. He added that the next year he expected to go into the merchandise business “with many friends at my side” with “fair prospects for ...